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    Disheartening Contact with Elmore County Deputy

    Let me preface this by saying that in all of my previous contacts with the Elmore County Sheriff's Department, I have found them to be respectful and nonchalant about my right to open carry. HOWEVER I am finishing up a couple of degrees at BSU right now, and in my last poli. sci. class, I have...
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    Idaho Primaries

    I hope everyone took the opportunity to vote in the Idaho primary elections today. I voted, as per usual, at the church near my house, open carrying as always. As in previous elections, no mention was made of my holstered 1911 (every time I've voted there, a different batch of folks has...
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    Ortgies Semi-Automatic Pistol

    Hello all. Looking for any advice folks care to offer. I have an opportunity to buy a later-model Ortgies pistol (made by Deutsche Werke) in .25 ACP/6.35mm for $175. From looking around at similar pistols, that seems to be a good price (others in good condition sell for anywhere between...
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    Police Contact I Had This Morning

    So, like any other day, I woke up this morning, threw on some board shorts and a ratty hunting tshirt I had laying around, and walked out of the back door to feed my hens. When I came back in the house, my relatively-new alarm system was going haywire. It then dawned on me that I had forgotten...
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    The Good Kind of "Rogue Cop"

    http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2012/04/officer-regina-tasca-goes-rogue.html Regina Tasca is a hero, and one of the few surviving members of the endangered species known as "American Peace Officer." Is there any wonder that the police establishment seeks to hunt those like her to extinction?
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    1000th Post - Recollections and Reflections

    On the occasion of my 1000th post on OCDO, I am reflecting upon the time I have spent on this incredibly valuable website. When I bought my first handgun in Washington on the day I turned 21 in 2005 (obviously I didn't know back then that I could have acquired one from a private seller before)...
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    Fort Boise Gun Show

    I worked the Idaho Open Carry booth at the Fort Boise Gun Show this morning with Tony, and it was an interesting experience, to say the least. We were able to speak to and educate many, many people as to their rights, and generally enjoyed a positive reception. For the first hour or so, Tony...
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    Cop Kicks Woman In Face; Will Serve No Prison Time

    http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2012/03/lincoln-police-3.html What this article doesn't mention is that Krawetz had a prior record; he had plead no contest to simple assault a few yeas ago. http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/30d51185601d4ba9ac159590cfa847b2/RI--Officer-Assault/
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    Idaho Sportsman Show

    I was wondering if anyone was planning to head to the Idaho Sportsman Show at Expo Idaho (fairgrounds) in Garden City. I am probably going to go tonight with a friend. I am hopeful that the "security" people they pay to loiter around the gates have learned their lesson and don't hassle me like...
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    Props to the Elmore County Sheriff's Department

    While I definitely don't shy away from posting about law enforcement abuses, I would equally like to give credit where credit is due. I was out today north of Mountain Home scouting coyote hunting spots, and trying to find the turnoff onto the Goodale Cutoff of the Oregon Trail when I came...
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    Shoulder Holsters without a CHL?

    In Idaho, I occasionally carry my 1911 openly in a black leather shoulder holster. I would like to do the same in Oregon, especially when driving through the state. I do not possess an Oregon CHL. According to ORS 166.250, "Firearms carried openly in belt holsters are not concealed within the...
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    Bought My First Recorder Today

    After OC'ing for six years, I finally ponied up and bought a recorder (yes, I realize I waited far too long). I have always counted on knowing the law inside and out to keep me safe, but recent events have changed my mind. I ponied up about $80 for Sony IC Recorder (model PX820). I know I...
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    Voting today?

    Just curious as to who will be proudly wearing their rights while exercising them today. I did it last year at my polling place (a church) with a few strange looks and whispers but no problems whatsoever. Another point of discussion: can a private property owner who has allowed his facility to...
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    Another BSU Arbiter Hit-Piece on the RKBA

    Haven't been able to get on here for awhile, but will try to upload a post of my recent OC activities, because they have been interesting! If you haven't already seen it, check out the Arbiter's latest anti-guns-on-campus "news article": http://arbiteronline.com/2011/10/20/cross-fire-on-campus/...
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    Twin Falls McDonald's - UNFRIENDLY

    My friend and I were driving from Albuquerque to Boise yesterday and decided to stop at the McDonald's in Twin Falls to get a bite to eat before the final push. We walked in and my friend ordered. I began to place my order with one of the red-shirted teenage employees, when a blackshirt...
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    Asked to Disarm at IDFG Bowhunter Education Class - Refused

    I recently bought a compound bow and intend to hunt with it in the fall season. I took the online bowhunter education course, which requires that you come in for a 3.5 hr "field day" (mine was tonight). The class was held at the IDFG Boise Hunter Education Center just off of Chinden in Garden...
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    Nice Evening at Parkcenter Pond

    Last night I took a friend to Parkcenter Pond so her dog could get some exercise. This was around 7:30 PM. I was open carrying my Springfield 1911 A1 stainless in a black leather holster on my right hip. We walked around to the back side, near the Barbacoa restaurant, so that her dog would...
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    Questioned by Branch Manager - KeyBank on Broadway

    About an hour ago, I went into my usual KeyBank branch on Broadway Avenue in Boise to deposit some checks and replace a $20 bill I had managed to rip in half. Upon walking in, there were three tellers behind the counter, and the branch manager at her desk in the far corner of the room. I was...
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    OC at the polls tomorrow?

    Greetings, fellow Idahoans! Having moved here a few months ago, I have been excited at the prospect of OC'ing to the polls, which, in my mind, combines our two most sacred rights into one, concrete action. However, as I have been thinking and doing research, a couple of questions have come up...
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    Anti Encounter at Albertsons

    I was at the Albertsons at Apple and Parkcenter just now picking some things up for dinner. As I was walking out, I heard footsteps behind me and in my peripheral vision, noticed that an older "gentleman" was walking very close behind and to my strong side. I stepped to the left to allow him...